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 Posted: Mon Aug 10th, 2009 11:58 pm $report_button
   
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CHOCKNEL
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Found this in the backyard of some oke, its a 4,2 meter catamaran that has been joined together much closer with a transom to mount a motor, the job itself looks quite well done, my questions for the fundis!!!!!! how will this handle in the sea ?? and is it worth a thousand Rand??:kaykak

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 Posted: Tue Aug 11th, 2009 03:30 am $report_button
   
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tauruck
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Chock, if the glass is still good (no osmosis) and you want to redo the project then it's worth the material value. I think the sponsons are the wrong way ie. left shoul be right.

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 Posted: Tue Aug 11th, 2009 08:29 am $report_button
   
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CHOCKNEL
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Equipment: Ex motorized kayak builder,,No a part time writter
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tauruck wrote: Chock, if the glass is still good (no osmosis) and you want to redo the project then it's worth the material value. I think the sponsons are the wrong way ie. left shoul be right. Since I posted the first post on this subject I aquired the setup. You mention that the pontoons are wrong way round assembled, since You mentioned it I agree but would it make a differance as I intend slapping a 5hp motor on to it and my commen sence say it should be VERY stable do You agree?

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 Posted: Tue Aug 11th, 2009 09:05 am $report_button
   
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ruler
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Put it on water before you buy it. The whole layout just does not look right - pontoons to close together and of too low a volume. You will have a permanently wet arse lol. Rather buy the boat on the left.

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 Posted: Tue Aug 11th, 2009 10:40 am $report_button
   
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Their is a lot of boiency there. Looks like a houby cat that has been modifide. Just swap the two pantoons so you can have the roanded sections on the outside. That thing wil be stable like hell. Their is a guy in Plett that dit the same and he has n hole lot more with fishhatches and all ontop. Got a 40 hp moter on their and he fish the Robberg surf backline regularry for Garrick. R1000 bucks is worth it.

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 Posted: Tue Aug 11th, 2009 05:52 pm $report_button
   
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CHOCKNEL
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Ok I tend to agree with You and I might just buy it and take it from there

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 Posted: Tue Aug 11th, 2009 06:42 pm $report_button
   
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Mana: 
It's a Hobie 14 or 16 hull that has been narrowed. It is not the "wrong way round" but it is either an optical illusion, or the hulls have a very definite "toe in" alignment.

The Hobie is designed with a rounded hull on the inside, the theory being that it helps it go to weather.

It will have plenty of buoyancy, but is a bastard to turn using an outboard motor as steering. It is probably better to use the original rudders.

I think a 5 hp motor will be plenty power, but if it will prove to be a nice fishing platform remains to be seen.

It won't be nice in rough seas I think, unless you don't mind getting wet.

Last edited on Tue Aug 11th, 2009 06:43 pm by Polychaete

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 Posted: Tue Aug 11th, 2009 11:40 pm $report_button
   
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Thanks for the advice seems You know what yuo are talking about. I have an choice between this setup and a 3meter single hull boat and a choice of either a 4hp motor )Suzuki) or a 15hp motor (Evenrude). I canmake the singlehull have a lot more boyancy by placing plastic bottles between the decks.I,m going to take some photos of the singlehull today and post it on the forum. I would love to have advice on the safety, userfriendly aspects between the boatsas I intend fishing within one mile of the shore. I intend equipting whatever I decide on with all the relavant safety equipment. I have just aquiered a Suzuki SJ410 4x4 jeep and intend using it to transport the boat Check out this post tonight and feel free to advice

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 Posted: Fri Sep 4th, 2009 05:23 pm $report_button
   
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CHOCKNEL
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CHOCKNEL wrote: Found this in the backyard of some oke, its a 4,2 meter catamaran that has been joined together much closer with a transom to mount a motor, the job itself looks quite well done, my questions for the fundis!!!!!! how will this handle in the sea ?? and is it worth a thousand Rand??:kaykak
another Ouboet phoned me and offered me a grant for this setup and I thought "ag wat de hell" what is a lekke reel and rod I can buy for a grand. (something  to suit my "motorized kayak"

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 Posted: Fri Sep 4th, 2009 06:07 pm $report_button
   
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miles
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Hiya

Good to see you back!!

If you're kayak fishing, its inevitable that your reels will get dunked or VERY wet. With this in mind, it all depends on just HOW much maintanance you want to do. Reels with bushes instead of bearing are the answer. For cheap old scholl style tackle, a Penn 500 jigmaster or 501 will work well. Better technology and pretty bullet proof reels, Shimano TLD15/30S or TLD20/40S.

If fixed spool reels are your thing, the DAIWA BG series is hard to beat. Tough, reliable work horses.

Rods. Buy fibreglass, as graphite rods will not like the abuse you put them through. There are MANY on the market. Pick one that you like best.

You'd get a VERY nice combo plus quite a few extra's for R1000.

Happy shopping!!

Regards

miles

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 Posted: Fri Sep 4th, 2009 06:16 pm $report_button
   
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CHOCKNEL
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miles wrote: Hiya

Good to see you back!!

If you're kayak fishing, its inevitable that your reels will get dunked or VERY wet. With this in mind, it all depends on just HOW much maintanance you want to do. Reels with bushes instead of bearing are the answer. For cheap old scholl style tackle, a Penn 500 jigmaster or 501 will work well. Better technology and pretty bullet proof reels, Shimano TLD15/30S or TLD20/40S.

If fixed spool reels are your thing, the DAIWA BG series is hard to beat. Tough, reliable work horses.

Rods. Buy fibreglass, as graphite rods will not like the abuse you put them through. There are MANY on the market. Pick one that you like best.

You'd get a VERY nice combo plus quite a few extra's for R1000.

Happy shopping!!

Regards

miles

Danki Ouboet, this makes sence, I have a penn 500 and a short stiff rod I bought last year as a special in Cape Gate for as far as mamory goes R400+_, What do You mean with "better technolegy" please explain

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 Posted: Fri Sep 4th, 2009 06:30 pm $report_button
   
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miles
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For fishing in the gordans bay area, tagetting edibles of your ski, a Penn 500 will work well.

The downsides of the Penn Jigmaster series was low gear ratio of 4:1, the bakelite spool was prone to popping when a large fish was being fought, the frame could also distort under pressure.

The Shimano TLD15/30S or TLD20/40S offers a faster retrieve of 5:1, has a spool that will not pop and is less prone to the frame flexing. This range of shimano reels is VERY, VERY popular with the rock and surf fraternity.

For your fishing area though, a fixed spool reel will work better. You'll be fishing close to shore, in very shallow water. The fixed spool reel allows you to through drift baits, thats simply a half a sardine and chokka with NO sinker. This is left to drift around the bottom. DEADLY for cob, which will be your main target species in summer.

That area also holds plenty of elf, so a lighter drop shot style combo is also a good idea. A 2500 sized fixed spool reel on a 6'-7' rod, with 10lb line and some small spoons will see you catching PLENTY of elf and still having a blast catching them.

Ideally you would cast your big drift bait out and whilst waiting for a pick-up, you could spin with the lighter outfit.

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 Posted: Fri Sep 4th, 2009 06:40 pm $report_button
   
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CHOCKNEL
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Favorite Fishing Spot: *hangklip,veldrift
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I READ ALL THIS AND I REALIZE HOW LITTLE I KNOW OF FISHING THESE WATERS. In Swakop it was n penn 49, n lang stok n groot sinker n piltchard en dit was dit, I,m going to print this, waterproof it and take it along on the kayak

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